2 patient evaluations for Primidone with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

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Jan 13, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Severe (tiredness, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 250 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: For about a year the doctor has tried me on different medications, some for a very short time, now on Vimpat. He is reducing the primidone to reduce extreme tiredness. At times I will be sitting at a desk and all of a sudden wake up and realize I have been asleep for a half hour or so.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tiredness, fatigue

Jan 20, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Severe (tiredness, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 250 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: From the point when I started taking Primidone I felt VERY TIRED almost all the time. My Blood Pressure (BP) went up in spite of a higher dose of BP medicine. I have muscle weakness.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tiredness, fatigue

Dec 30, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for seizures (grand mal or tonic-clonic))
  • Side effects
    Severe (tiredness, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 250 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Makes me even more tired. Last time they increased my dose I went to a point that I could easily sleep 12+ hours per day.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tiredness, fatigue

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 13, 2010 (Started Nov 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for cramps in arms)
  • Side effects
    Severe (grogginess, dizziness, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: This drug just didn't do anything other than cause me to loose sleep
Side effects: grogginess, fatigue, dizziness

May 10, 2009 (Started Nov 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for cramps in arms)
  • Side effects
    Mild (grogginess, dizziness, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Listen to your Doc
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: grogginess, fatigue, dizziness

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